Moosehide Slide

Moosehide Slide

2021 | 5 minutes

The Dawson City landslide is a dominant feature of Dawson City, Yukon’s city-scape. It is a pre-historic rock-slope failure at the northern edge of town. It is known by the local Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in as Ëdhä Dädhëcha¸ or Moosehide Slide. This film examines the scientific reasons for the occurrence of the slide versus the legend that the local Indigenous people say was the actual creation event.

Funding for Available Light on Demand provided by

Canada Council for the ArtsGovernment of Yukon

A partnership of

Yukon Film SocietyKIAC